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Physalis virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)
Bruso, George H.

Physalis virginiana

Physalis virginiana Mill.

Virginia Groundcherry

Solanaceae (Potato Family)


USDA Symbol: phvi5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Breeding System: Flowers Bisexual
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow , Green
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug


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Additional resources

USDA: Find Physalis virginiana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Physalis virginiana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Physalis virginiana


Record Modified: 2012-11-25
Research By: TWC Staff

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